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abstinent


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abstinent  \Ab"sti*nent\,  a.  [F.  abstinent,  L.  abstinens  p.  pr 
  of  abstinere  See  {Abstain}.] 
  Refraining  from  indulgence,  especially  from  the  indulgence  of 
  appetite;  abstemious;  continent;  temperate.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abstinent  \Ab"sti*nent\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  abstains. 
 
  2.  (Eccl.  Hist.)  One  of  a  sect  who  appeared  in  France  and 
  Spain  in  the  3d  century. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abstinent 
  adj  :  self-restraining;  not  indulging  an  appetite  especially  for 
  food  or  drink;  "not  totally  abstinent  but  abstemious" 
  [syn:  {abstentious}] 
  n  :  refrains  from  intoxicating  beverages  [syn:  {abstainer}] 




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